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PhD Candidate, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University

Lisanne Baak (MD) is a physician-researcher and PhD student in the field of neonatal neurology at the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital (part of the University Medical Center Utrecht). Her research is focused on the (long-term) consequences of perinatal stroke, a condition caused by an occlusion of one of the major arteries to the brain. She aims to obtain more knowledge about the development of the brain after a perinatal stroke by analyzing MRI scans, as well as elucidate the long-term functioning of children that suffered a perinatal stroke. Furthermore, she coordinates two clinical trials that aim to develop new therapeutic strategies for children suffering from perinatal stroke (PASSIoN study [] and DINOSAUR study []).


  • 2020–2024
    PhD student, Department of Neonatology, University Medical Center Utrecht Brain Center and Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 2015–2019
    Medical School, Utrecht University, the Netherlands